Kirill Dmitriyevich Kaplenko (Russian: Кирилл Дмитриевич Капленко; born 15 June 1999) is a Belarus-born Russian football player who plays for FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg as a central midfielder.

Kirill Kaplenko
Kirill Kaplenko 2017.jpg
Kaplenko with Zenit St. Petersburg in 2017
Personal information
Full name Kirill Dmitriyevich Kaplenko
Date of birth (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Minsk, Belarus
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
Number 55
Youth career
Dinamo Minsk
2013–2014 BATE Borisov
2015–2016 Krasnodar
2017 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 (0)
2017–Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg 32 (0)
National team
2018– Russia U-20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2018

Club careerEdit

He made his debut in the Russian Football National League for FC Zenit-2 St. Petersburg on 22 July 2017 in a game against FC Tyumen.[1]

He made his Russian Premier League debut for FC Zenit St. Petersburg on 18 September 2017 in a game against FC Ufa.[2]

InternationalEdit

Kaplenko was born and raised in Belarus. Upon moving to Russia, he acquired Russian citizenship and was called up to the Russia national under-20 football team in September 2018.[3] In fall 2017 he was called up to the Belarus national under-21 football team for the U21 Euro qualifying matches against Czech Republic and Greece, but rejected the invitation, citing his intention to represent Russia.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 13 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zenit St. Petersburg 2017–18 Russian Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Zenit-2 St. Petersburg 2017–18 FNL 10 0 10 0
Career total 12 0 1 0 0 0 12 0

Personal lifeEdit

His older brother Nikita Kaplenko is also a footballer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Game Report by FNL". Russian Football National League. 22 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Zenit-Ufa game report" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Kaplenko profile by Russian Football Union" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ Kirill Kaplenko did not show up for U21 team camp.

External linksEdit